During a series of postings, I enjoy putting up what other people think about the subject. I find these challenging and thought provoking. Hopefully, you do as well. Tonight’s menu contains differing (or not so differing) views on integrity which I touched on the other night.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
–W. Clement Stone
Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching
There can be no friendship without confidence; and no confidence, without integrity
It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.
–Francis Bacon, Sr.
Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do
It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than with a bad reputation.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
— Spencer Johnson
Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
–Richard Buckminster Fuller
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
— Chinua Achebe
Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will.
–John D. MacDonald
In times like these men should utter nothing for which they would not be willingly responsible through time and in eternity.
Integrity has no need of rules.
— Albert Camus
No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.”
A little integrity is better than any career
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views
— William Congreve
I am for integrity, if only because life is very short and truth is hard to come by.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth
— James Allen
Integrity can be neither lost nor concealed nor faked nor quenched nor artificially come by nor outlived, nor, I believe, in the long run, denied
— Eudora Welty
Tension is the great integrity.
–Richard Buckminster Fuller
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-night useless, since their chief purpose is to make us bear with patience the injustice of our fellows.
All “electronic paintings” by Sabin Corneliu Buraga